… well, here you go:
The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”
He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.
Mr Bush, whose second and final term as President ends at the end of the year, then left the meeting at the Windsor Hotel in Hokkaido where the leaders of the world’s richest nations had been discussing new targets to cut carbon emissions.
I’m torn over whether to consider that or his “bring ‘em on” comment about the insurgents as being the stupidest thing he’s ever said. I understand he was trying to be funny in the above comment, but it feels more like he momentarily let the carefully crafted Compassionate Conservative image the Neocons have been peddling for years slip a little and reveal their true feelings on the issue.
I’m really looking forward to January.